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Lung Cancer Expertise

The Lung Cancer team at Stanford Cancer Center has deep experience in treating both early stage and complex cases of lung cancer. Our specialists will use state-of the-art diagnostics to rapidly assess your cancer. With new knowledge about the genetic makeup of tumor types, our team can provide a personalized treatment plan that matches your needs, and offers the lowest risk and greatest chance of cure.

Lung Cancer Program Highlights

  • Weekly multidisciplinary tumor board of lung cancer experts to review complex cases and develop optimal treatment plans
  • Multidisciplinary treatment for locally advanced lung cancer
  • Emphasis on minimally invasive surgical procedures, led by our highly specialized thoracic surgeons, including:
  • Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for smaller, earlier stage tumors in patients who are poor surgical candidates
  • Image-guided 4-D radiation therapy for more advanced lung cancers confined to the chest, usually in combination with chemotherapy
  • New targeted therapies aimed at lung tumors with specific mutations (e.g., erlotinib, other experimental agents)
  • Clinical trials, including immune therapy, targeted agents and combination trials with surgery, radiation and drug therapy
  • Palliative care program for pain management, side effects and other symptomatic relief measures
  • Pulmonary nodule clinic, including diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of previously identified or suspected lung nodules

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